What is this blog?

I’m ancropped-dscn3254.jpg English teacher currently at the British Council in Naples. I have been teaching English for over ten years in the UK, China and Italy and have experience with a wide range of levels and age groups. I have completed a TESOL, DELTA and I’m now in the middle of my first year on an MA in digital technologies for language teaching at the University of Nottingham. I’ve decided to keep a record of my experience here, to help me with my studies and provoke discussion on some of the ideas that come up.

On the main page you will find my latest posts. However, at the top of the screen you can click on the menus for for specialist interests.

For this part of the year Oct 2016 I will be focussing on research methods and game based learning. Therefore, I will be posting on these two themes for the moment.

2 thoughts on “What is this blog?

  1. Hi John, wanted to leave a comment about SL on your identity and virtual worlds bit. A few years ago the BC did a huge push getting people to join up to SL…not sure what happened or for how long but then it went quiet.
    I like you in Small worlds but the very thought of it makes me anxious – as a potential user, not as a teacher! My affective filter is already high and I haven’t signed up to it yet!!! And prob never will 😉


    1. SL and SmallWorlds are still not ideal but there is a lot of potential there. Perhaps it is more relevant to online/distance courses than F2F contexts. I will hopefully have a chance to look into virtual worlds when I start the next module, I’ll keep you updated:)


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